Weeks are flying by!! We’re already finished with week 4. With that comes a better comfort level for the students.
While I am glad the students are feeling more comfortable in their surroundings, I am also having to talk more and more with them about self control, respecting others, listening and using their work time well. A gentle reminder from home as well can go a long way.
Don’t forget the Carnival is coming!!!!
This week we talked about the Word of God and learned a little more about the Bible. Students also studied one of my favorite parts of scripture, Ephesians 6 - The Armor of God. They are working on creating their own armor pictures and we should be ready to share those next week.
This week we discussed Noah and the flood. We ready through the story and identified elements we did not know before.
Next week we will talk about Abraham and integrity.
I have included (at the bottom of this post) transcripts of two Todaysmeet conversations we had in class. One of them is our “silent discussion” about respect and the fall of man. The other is our “back-channel” conversation about what we didn’t know about the story of Noah. Once you scroll past all the “hi” and “hello” the students did a nice job of participating. Their answers should be labeled by their name. These are both for Akerson homeroom. I am hoping to use this tool with Mrs. Brown’s homeroom in the near future.
Next week’s memory is a shorter one! Hooray! There is a link to the song, “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” on the memory list itself.
This week we did our first Pirate Challenge. Students designed boats from foil and saw how much “treasure” it could hold. Then they used that information to practice writing the story problems from Investigation 1. I hope to have a video put together to show off of our fun soon.
We finished up through Lesson 13 this week. That means next week we’ll be ready for our next test. Remember they will be coming every five lessons now. So test 2 will be next Thursday.
Keep up with xtramath. It is great practice for the basic facts.
7th Social Studies
This week the students threw paper at each other while trying to knock down cups they had built.
OK - there was a reason for that I promise. We started our study of feudalism by examining how the system may or may not work. Students took roles of a King, or Lord, or Knight or Serf. Eventually we got to scenario where their manors were being “attacked”
Students also took a quiz over chapter 1 this week. Those should be graded and entered into Educate sometime over the weekend.
Next week we’ll continue our study of feudalism with a look at daily life in medieval times.
Blessings on your weekend!